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CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: steve-maravetz@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Participants invited to take part in osteoporosis study at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­- The University of Iowa Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health invites women age 50 to 79 to participate in a new osteoporosis research study. This study will gather information about normal values of bone density in women of different ages. It also will compare a new method of measuring bone density with one that is currently available. Women past menopause must not be using estrogen replacement, Fosamax or calcitonin.

Volunteers will attend one clinic appointment at the UI Hospitals and Clinics to have bone density measurements and a forearm X-ray. The appointment will last approximately two hours. Compensation is available. For more information, call 319-335-6628 or 1-800-348-4692.

7/31/98